Christmas: Uniquely Christian This year Rebecca and I will spend Christmas with our daughter and son-in-law and five children who live in Berlin. They are involved in church planting and out-reach to immigrant Muslims. The first Christmas was a family affair, though the baby was the main point! We will certainly enjoy our family, but […]
“Your drink has been paid for.” The barista spilled a bit of coffee as she explained the random act of kindness, “The car in front of you took care of your order—the driver told me to tell you Merry Christmas!” It was a small gesture, but a strangely meaningful one for me in that moment. “Wow! […]
Incarnation or Reincarnation? The “no crying” chubby little thing in the manger, captured with Hallmark brilliance, fails to express the essence of the event that took place in human history two millennia ago. That event profoundly impacts our idea of human identity, about which we hear so many theories two thousand years later. Backed by […]
Christians must realize that you cannot preach the Gospel without the first statement of the creed, as the apostle Paul shows. Christ the Savior is the Creator. Christ is “the image of the invisible God,…by [whom] all things were created,… the firstborn from the dead, [who] made peace by the blood of his cross”(Col 1:15-20). Of his world, as the angel Gabriel declared, there will be no end (Luke 1:33). May Christmas 2012 remind us of that unique birth, the proof that God, not the Mayan calendar, is in control of history.
At Christmas we celebrate a purely Two-ist joy: The Word, who exists outside and apart from creation as its Creator, took on flesh in order to save His people from their sins. But if One-ism were reality, what would we have to celebrate during this time of “Winter Holidays”?
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Confronting Neo Paganism Part 1by Dr. Peter Jones | August 20, 2019
This was first posted 11 years ago. Revolutionary Times We are living in a most disorienting time, especially since someone said that orientation is knowing where the East is! When I came to the States in 1964, the threat from the East was not spiritual but material—atheistic Marxism and a fear of the disappearance of religion altogether, predicted by […]
Papal Paganism’s Kiss of Deathby Dr. Peter Jones | July 12, 2019
Papal Paganism’s Kiss of Death Pope Francis is walking away from most forms of historic Roman Catholicism, taking countless followers with him. Obviously Protestants do not accept works righteousness, the divinization of Mary, papal divine inspiration and many other Roman Catholic doctrines. However, Protestants and Catholics believe that God created the world; that Jesus is […]